Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books in January – June 2022

This year, I’ll be participating in Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by thatartsyreadergirl.

This week’s theme is most anticipated releases for the first half of 2022. A tough choice – there are so many amazing sounding books coming out this year! I’ve gone for a mix of sequels, authors I’ve loved and can’t wait to read again, and authors that are new to me.

  1. The Thousand Eyes by A.K. Larkwood – 15 February
    Larkwood’s debut, The Unspoken Name, showed a lot of promise and I’m excited to see what she does next, as well as spend more time with the snarky Csorwe and Tal.
  2. Age of Ash by Daniel Abraham – 15 February
    I’ve been hearing good things about Abraham’s epic fantasy series for years, and this seems like the perfect opportunity to jump in. I also love stories set in a single city/location.
  3. The Cartographers by Peng Shephard – 15 March
    Another one that sounds right up my alley based on the key words, since I’m a sucker for anything involving libraries or maps.
  4. Comeuppance Served Cold by Marion Dodds – 22 March
    Magical heist in 1920s Seattle? Say no more.
  5. Wild and Wicked Things by Francesca May – 29 March
    Two 1920s-themed books in a row says a lot about me. Post WWI is a very underused setting in fantasy and I’m very excited to see what May does with the era. Plus, it’s sapphic.
  6. Spear by Nicola Griffith – 19 April
    Griffith is another author I have been meaning to read forever, and I love Arthurian myths, so there are no more excuses.
  7. Fevered Star by Rebecca Roanhorse – 19 April
    After the end of Black Sun, I’ve been hotly anticipating seeing what will happen next in this series – I’m curious about where Roanhorse will take us next.
  8. The Spear Cuts Through Water – Simon Jiminez – 3 May
    Another author whose debut, The Vanished Birds, showed a lot of promise and potential to grow, so I am very interested to see what he does here.
  9. Wrath Goddess Sing by Maya Deane – 7 June
    A trans retelling of The Iliad? Yes please.
  10. A Taste of Gold and Iron by Alexandra Rowland – 21 June
    I really enjoyed Rowland’s A Choir of Lies and have been waiting for news of their next book for a while. It also sounds like we might be getting a fantasy of manners vibe in a setting that isn’t regency England esque, which I have been wanting for a long time.

Fingers crossed I can get to all of these books in 2022!

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